Benjamin Markarian

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Benjamin Markarian on a 2013 Armenian stamp

Beniamin "Benik" Egishevitch Markarian (Armenian: Բենիամին Եղիշեի Մարգարյան; born 29 November 1913 in Shulaver, Georgia; died 29 September 1985 in Yerevan, Armenia) was an Armenian astrophysicist. Markarian's Chain (of galaxies) was named after him when he discovered that this string of galaxies moves with a common motion. He is also the namesake of a catalog of compact, optically bright galaxies (including both starbursts and AGNs) known as Markarian galaxies.

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